Wednesday 21st Aug '19

Adventures of a Gruffalo – Woodland Monsters

This workshop is being run by Julie an expert in Gruffalo Hunting! Find the secret path, discover the storytelling circle.  Come and share an adventure in the wilderness, reading the story of the Gruffalo and letting the children get involved, helping with the voices of the animals and actions to suit! This activity is about the adventure, […]

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Wednesday 21st Aug '19

Fairy and Elf Gardens

This workshop is being led by Julie of Lucy’s Little forest school Do you believe in fairies? Find the secret path and the fairy and Elf glade .Make a secret garden for the fairies and elves  to play in and make and decorate a willow wand to take home. If you have children under 3 years […]

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Tuesday 27th Aug '19

Summer Flower Fairies

This workshop is being led by Mel of Lucy’s little forest school SShh! The fairies have arrived at the wood! Come dressed up and find the enchanted Fairy and Elf glade. Make your very own beautiful flower fairy to take home and then find the secret garden and forage for natural materials to create a […]

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Tuesday 27th Aug '19

Bear Hunt

This workshop will be run by Mel chief Bear Hunter! We will listen to the story of ”We are going on a bear hunt” We’ll go on an exploring walk hunting for the bears at Wilderness wood. We’re not scared!! we’ll investigate sounds, shapes, and textures along the way. When we find the bear, we […]

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Wednesday 28th Aug '19

Mud Kitchen – mud pies and other delights

This workshop is being led by Lucy of Lucy’s Little forest school Have you discovered the Mud kitchen at Wilderness wood! When mud is properly prepared we can make the most delicious treats! I love the crunch of pine needles. You can use a stump as a counter a puddle makes a nice sink…Ovens are everywhere, under […]

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Thursday 29th Aug '19

Summer Family Forest school 29th August

Family Forest school 3 – 11 years old: This Family Forest School will be a selection of interactive Woodland activities. The sessions will be planned for children of all ages between 3-11. The activities will all be focused on outdoor, natural enjoyment. The activities will be led by Julie, a qualified Forest School Leader who […]

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Friday 30th Aug '19

Bug Hunting & Sculptures

This workshop is being led by Sarah, bug whisperer and excellent hunting skills…. “We’ll go searching  under logs, in trees, among the leaves for all kinds of minibeasts, and make a clay bug and a bug house to take home.” Hunting equipment –   Magnifying glasses                   […]

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Friday 30th Aug '19

Survive in the Wild

Could you survive in the wood? Sarah who will be leading this workshop is going to teach you how! On this basic bush craft course you’ll learn how to survive in the wild, collect drinking water in the wilderness. Forage as much as we can! Build survival shelters to withstand wind and rain and collect […]

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Saturday 31st Aug '19

Wedding private function – woodland closed

Cliff and Sian are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday August 31st.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday September 1st.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Saturday 7th Sep '19

September Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Wednesday 11th Sep '19

Forest School on Wednesdays for Home Educated Children

Mel Evans will be leading Forest School sessions for home educated children at Wilderness Wood on Wednesday mornings starting on 11th September. Mel is a home educating mother and Forest School Leader. Activities will include building dens, fire-craft and cooking on fire, foraging, tree, plant and animal ID, crafts such as making wild beads, jewellry […]

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Tuesday 17th Sep '19

Green wood-working group for home educated young people

These morning and afternoon groups on Tuesdays offer young people the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through their own exploration and creativity. The emphasis is on young people working on their own projects while learning new skills.  Kent does not lead the sessions from the front but supports and guides […]

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Saturday 21st Sep '19

Introduction to lifestyle medicine with Giles Hazan

An interactive, walking workshop to explore the science behind how factors such as sleep, stress, diet and physical activity affect our health and wellbeing and how we can start to apply some simple changes to our lives to help us promote good health and wellbeing.   Dr Hazan has worked in the NHS for over […]

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Saturday 21st Sep '19

Hypnobirthing Course with Nina Alawo

Two days filled with information, knowledge, learning, breathing/visualisation/relaxation techniques, discussions, play and connecting. The course is recognised and accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. When: September 21st from 10am-3pm and October 5th from 11am-4pm (including 1 hour for lunch) Cost: £240 For more information or to book on, please contact Nina on 07342953874 and […]

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Saturday 28th Sep '19

Woodland fungi – death or dinner?

Anne Yarrow (owner of the wood for 33 years) will lead this popular two hour (3/4-1 mile) fungus hunt for beginners, learning about and identifying mushrooms and toadstools with the emphasis on edible and poisonous ones.             Time:  10.30am-12.30pm Maximum 20 people.  Adults £12.00     Concessions (inc members) £11.00   Children (6-15 […]

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Saturday 28th Sep '19

Family Green Wood-working with Kent Thodsen

These new day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled […]

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Saturday 5th Oct '19

October Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch and tea is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them.   […]

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Saturday 12th Oct '19

Make your own shave-horse with Mark Smith

An opportunity to make your own shave-horse, an essential tool for green woodworking.  With Mark Smith an experienced maker, teacher and user of shave-horses! 12th and 13th October, 10am-4pm £175 for the 2 days (£150 for members of Wilderness Wood). All tools and materials supplied.  Some basic woodworking skills required.   Maximum number of participants […]

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Sunday 13th Oct '19

Fungi for Starters: day course for beginners

Spend a day getting to grips with mushrooms and toadstools – what they are, how they grow, their life-cycle, the basics of identification, how to identify some key species and groups, and which ones are edible or poisonous.  The day is led by Anne Yarrow – owner of the wood for 33 years. Coffee and […]

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Saturday 19th Oct '19

”NEW” Dangerous Dads Group

We are offering two taster sessions for dangerous dads! Coud this be you? Forest School Jack will be runnung this taster workshop. The Dangerous Dads network has many established groups running activities, for men with children of all ages, reaching out to fathers, uncles, Grandads, from all sections of the community. we will be offering […]

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Sunday 20th Oct '19

Fungal Fry-up

Anne Yarrow (who owned the wood for 33 years) will lead this session in which you hunt and identify our woodland fungal harvest.  We hope to follow the hunt with a fry-up and tasting of edible fungal finds.  Bring specimens for identification/tasting if you like. Timing: 10am-1pm Costs: Adults £22, Concessions inc members £20, Children […]

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Saturday 26th Oct '19

Wood Carving with Martin Brockman

Even if you’ve never handled a chisel before, Martin will help you create a bird sculpture from a log of chestnut or sycamore. Timings: 10am-5pm Place: marquee at Wilderness Wood Price: £75 per person – 10% discount available for members – please bring your card. See attached info and booking form for more details about […]

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Friday 1st Nov '19

Members’ working-with-wood-day autumn half-term

Join us for a day of woody projects, preparations for Winter Solstice and lunch together – and maybe early christmas tree reservation!   Cost is £10 per day per family for lunch.

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Friday 1st Nov '19

Find out more about Roots and Wings – a nature-based rites of passage group for girls starting spring 2020

Come and meet Kathryn Jordan to find out more about a nature-based rites of passage group for girls aged 11-13, starting in Spring 2020 with weekly meetings in the wood on Saturday afternoons; two camp-outs lasting two nights; and culminating in an individual Fire Quest.  Kathryn will be available between 10am and 4pm in the […]

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Saturday 16th Nov '19

Create a Withy Deer Sculpture with Martin Brockman

You will make a deer sculpture from willow, hazel or hornbeam (depending on what is available) to take home or give as a present. Working with Martin Brockman, experienced craftsman and tutor. Please bring a picture or sketch of the type of animal you want to make.  And gardening gloves and secateurs, if you have […]

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Saturday 16th Nov '19

‘NEW’ Dangerous Dads Forest School

We are offering two taster sessions for dangerous dads! Coud this be you? Forest School Jack will be runnung this taster workshop. The Dangerous Dads network has many established groups running activities, for men with children of all ages, reaching out to fathers, uncles, Grandads, from all sections of the community. we will be offering […]

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Saturday 4th Jan '20

January Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 1st Feb '20

February Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 7th Mar '20

March Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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